Chocolate Sonnet

O, Chocolate

(with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth of Mars
All milk and dark and toothsome bitter bars
From the near and most exotic place.

I love thee to the level of each day’s
Guittard truffles made with such delight!
I love thee unto ScharffenBerger’s night
I love thee as I sing Godiva’s praise.

With passion do I nibble on the Vosges
Valrhona taunts and tickles with the best
I love thee, Callebaut, and also Dove
Even Hershey kisses here can rest
Ferrero smiles upon my tongue and so
With bars and boxes here we make our nest.